Data decay happens naturally because of how often people change jobs or titles, companies go out of business, and mergers occur. Because of this, many organizations are working with a B2B database that is cluttered with outdated, invalid, or incomplete contacts. Dirty data impacts all areas of an organization, including marketing, lead generation, customer relationships, and finance.
The experts at ZoomInfo put together an infographic outlining data decay’s costly impact. Here are some statistics for you to pay attention to:
- 62% of organizations rely on marketing and prospect data that’s up to 40% inaccurate
- Up to 25% of B2B database contacts contain critical errors
- 40% of business objectives fail due to inaccurate data
- 1-10-100 rule: It costs $1 to verify a record as it’s entered, $10 to scrub and cleanse it later, and $100 if nothing is done
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Although 2017 has officially begun, we’re not quite ready to let go of 2016. The ZoomInfo team spent the year creating some truly exceptional pieces of content and we want to share them with you.
This round up contains our most popular sales and marketing blog posts of 2016. Continue reading for cutting edge tactics, innovative tips, and sales and marketing insights that will set your strategy on the right path for 2017. Read More
If you want better email marketing results, you need to write better content. In most cases, the issue isn’t the quality of your writing; it’s the type of content, the topic, or your delivery that fails to connect with your audience.
So how do you create an email marketing strategy that achieves your desired results? Start by asking yourself the following questions: Read More
Did you know that the average permission-based email list contains 60% inactive subscribers (source)?
Despite your best efforts to mix up content, experiment with subject lines, and test optimal send times, it can be difficult to connect with “dead” subscribers.
Today, we show you six campaign optimization tips that will help re-engage your inactive subscribers.
According to MarketingProfs, about 205.6 billion emails are sent every day… that is 88 emails for every human on Earth! And with 3,800% ROI, and $38 in return for every $1 spent, email marketing is far from dead.
However, devoting more of your budget to email campaigns is just half the battle to garnering decent returns. Many companies create one-size-fits-all email programs, or are not confident about the way to utilize their data in this regard. In fact, only 37% of respondents in a Business Insider study believe they use data-driven marketing “very successfully.”
Continue reading to learn how your company can master the art of campaign optimization. Read More
If you’re a marketer, the end of 2016 means one thing: BUDGET SEASON! It’s time to look at programs and services, as well as the tools within your tech stack. The least exciting item on this list? Your marketing database.
No marketer wants to go there. It’s like buying a car; financially speaking, neither feels like a great investment, as both lose value by the second. In fact, 69% of B2B marketers say old or outdated information is their biggest challenge to developing a database strategy (source: ZoomInfo). Read More
Love it or hate it, email marketing is not going anywhere any time soon. In fact, it’s still one of the best and most cost-effective ways to generate high-quality leads for your sales team. That is, as long as you have the right strategy in place.
And while we certainly don’t recommend sending out the same cookie cutter email to all your potential buyers, there are a few best practices, which can be applied to almost any campaign. Read More
If someone sees an email that isn’t from their friends, family, or coworkers, what makes them click on it? The answer isn’t always clear-cut, which poses a problem for email marketers, who are tasked with getting them to do just that.
And given how many emails the average person receives, it might seem like the odds are against you. In fact, it’s tempting to shrug your shoulders and say the results are out of your control. But trust us – if you follow these campaign optimization best practices, you can increase your open rates. Read More
Take a look at your inbox – how many unread or deleted messages do you have? And how many of them are from companies trying to catch your attention?
This is the reality of email marketing today. As such, it’s crucial to understand best practices that can help you improve deliverability and compete in an environment where much is outside your control. Read More